Sketching with a medium that you can’t erase takes some getting used to. I’d say the eraser is often my best friend! It’s certainly fun to sketch with markers and it definitely creates a different style. At art shows and comic cons, I’ve been asked the question many times, “Which markers should I buy?” That’s often a loaded question. I have my favorites for different situations, because each brand of markers has their advantages and disadvantages.
I’ve often wondered what is the best pencil for sketching. The best way to find the answer was to try as many pencils as I could. I tried traditional wood pencils, mechanical pencils and colored pencils from all sorts of brands, as well as different weights and darknesses. The answer I found, is that it is based on your objective. So let’s find out what the best pencils are for your project.